“George Orwell–Honesty, and the Ability of One Person to Make a Difference”

Eric Blair, a.k.a. George Orwell, lived only 46 years, dying of tuberculosis in 1950. He never went to university or had a steady publisher of his writing and lived most of his life in poverty. Yet because of his overdeveloped sense of honesty and decency he wrote works that still resonate today. As Christopher Hitchens has written, Orwell unmasked the folly and danger of three major evils of the 20th Century: colonialism, fascism, and Stalinism. His work still stands as a warning against those who would rob individuals of their worth and dignity. Join us as we discuss how Orwell accomplished all this and what it means for our UU principles.